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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  documentation 
  n  1:  confirmation  that  some  fact  or  statement  is  true  [syn:  {certification}, 
  {corroboration}] 
  2:  program  listings  or  technical  manuals  describing  the 
  operation  and  use  of  programs  [syn:  {software 
  documentation}] 
  3:  documentary  validation;  "his  documentation  of  the  results 
  was  excellent";  "the  strongest  support  for  this  this  view 
  is  the  work  of  Jones"  [syn:  {support}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  documentation  n.  The  multiple  kilograms  of  macerated, 
  pounded,  steamed,  bleached,  and  pressed  trees  that  accompany  most  modern 
  software  or  hardware  products  (see  also  {tree-killer}).  Hackers  seldom 
  read  paper  documentation  and  too  often  resist  writing  it  they  prefer 
  theirs  to  be  terse  and  on-line.  A  common  comment  on  this  predilection 
  is  "You  can't  {grep}  dead  trees".  See  {drool-proof  paper},  {verbiage}, 
  {treeware}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  documentation 
 
  The  multiple  kilograms  of  macerated,  pounded,  steamed, 
  bleached,  and  pressed  trees  that  accompany  most  modern 
  software  or  hardware  products  (see  also  {tree-killer}). 
  Hackers  seldom  read  paper  documentation  and  too  often  resist 
  writing  it  they  prefer  theirs  to  be  terse  and  on-line.  A 
  common  comment  on  this  predilection  is  "You  can't  {grep}  dead 
  trees".  See  {drool-proof  paper},  {verbiage},  {treeware}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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